The Blackberry tree, perennial, sarmentose, semi-evergreen shrub is native to central-southern Europe. Each year it produces many suckers, which can develop even for a few meters in one season. In late summer it produces small green fruits, which turn black when ripe, edible. Blackberries are very popular raw fruits, or used for the production of jams or liqueurs; moreover the blackberries are very cultivated also in the gardens for the particularity of not having thorns, the fruits of this bramble are not very sweet when raw, but they are ideal for preparing jams.
On-line Sale of the Blackberry tree, available in the following sizes:
- Vase 22cm, height 150/170cm
The blackberry plant is a plant that naturally grows spontaneously, but which can also be easily cultivated in its gardens thanks to the fact that it does not require special care. It can be said that these plants, precisely because they are spontaneous plants, do not require frequent watering but it is necessary that the soil is well drained to avoid stagnation of water that could cause the roots to rot. If you don't want to take care of it, this is the right plant for you since it is enough to water it after about ten days from the previous time; if, on the other hand, you want to ensure large and juicy fruits, you can do it by increasing the frequency of watering in the period before the harvest, although it is always advisable to move the soil to air it and thus avoid the stagnation of excessive liquid that could cause the formation of mold . The pinkish-white flowers are grouped in paniculate or corimbiform terminal inflorescences. The fruit is a blackberry and is composed of drupeole which, when ripe, do not slip out of the receptacle, but remain firmly attached to it; unlike raspberry, the ripe fruit left in the plant does not fall and improves its quality characteristics, increasing sugars and aromas; the average unit weight of the fruit is 5-7 g. The wild bush is present throughout the Peninsula, from sea level up to 1100 m. The cultivated bramble, while maintaining the same characteristics of rusticity and resistance to winter colds and late frost, to ensure good yields requires attention in choosing the soil and climate environment.
Cultivation and Care :
The More trees prefer sunny places, in nature they grow at the edges of the woods, along escarpments and in sunny clearings; they do not fear the cold and adapt to multiple conditions, sometimes becoming weeds. Generally they can endure even long periods of drought, being content with the rains; to obtain a better harvest, however, it is advisable to regularly supply water from May to August, always allowing the soil to dry well between one watering and another. For a correct development of the plants it is good to bury well mature organic fertilizer at the foot of the stump, in autumn and early spring. Brambles develop on any soil, preferring stony soils, very well draining.